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Today we honor the famous American female aviator, Amelia Earhart who was born on July 24, 1897. She was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. She disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island, on July 2, 1937 (aged 39). Still today, in spite of the mystery behind her disappearance, we remain encouraged, fascinated and inspired by her bravery, boldness, and zest for adventure.
Come Fly With Me
She defied conventional female behavior
sparking criticism, speculation, wanting to be free
in a world of male dominance, acceptable and okay
she took a chance and said come fly with me
into the wild blue yonder, she kissed the clouds and sky
like a bird with wings, she would fly ever so high
the first woman to fly the Atlantic, a pioneer the world would see
her independence became a voice for women’s equality
wimpiness did not define her, by refusing to remain silent
they called her a maverick, a risk taker against all odds
rocking the world of aviation, she proudly made history
she said why not take a chance, come on and fly with me
her convictions were strong, many doubted and disapproved
climbing to higher elevations, from the runway she would start
trying the impossible, soaring with success on the tails of the wind
first name is Amelia, second name Mary, last name Earhart.
© Kym Gordon Moore
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“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” -Amelia Earhart